|Scientific Name||Solanum dimidiatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SODI|
|Common Name||Nightshade, Western Horsenettle||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||30425|
|Family||Solanaceae (Nightshade)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Prairie, rangeland environment; dry, rocky soils.
Plant: Erect, bushy perennial 1-1/2 to 2 feet, hairy stems with prickles.
Leaves: Large (2 to 6-inch) ovate, dark green leaves, with 5 to 7 deep lobes and wavy edges; prickles along main veins of undersides.
Inflorescence: A cyme with a few 5-pointed star-shaped flowers about 1 inch across, light blue to purple petals united at base, rarely white; 5 bright yellow stamens.
Fruit: Yellow berry 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter.
Blooming Period: April to September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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